Chicago Attractionsby Howard Shen | on August 14, 2012Chicago houses nice parks, museums and zoos. Not only that, it is filled with stunningarchitecture plus plenty shopping excursions.The Navy Pier is put up in 1916 and reconstructed during the early 1990s headed by MayorRichard Daley to promote Chicago tourism. It has a children’s museum, a gigantic 150 ft Ferriswheel and IMAX theatre; these alone can give you and you kids a very delightful experience.
This is the place for all age groups because aside from the above mentioned; it also has shoppingplaces, restaurant and music that you can go to. It also has a stunning one-acre indoor botanicalgarden called the Crystal Gardens surrounded by palm trees, fountains, and many plant varieties.You can also find here a miniature golf course, carousel, cliff climb and funhouse. It is theperfect family vacation getaway.
The Millennium Park is a newly built tourist spot in Chicago which opened in 2004 and had a$300 million over budget. It is an open-air creative area and is the abode of Juame Plensa’sCrown Fountain, a clear pool with two high glass block towers 50 ft tall that exhibit videos oflocals who spew out water cascades during talks.Here you can also find Anish Kapoor’s sculpture and The Bean which mirrors Chicago’s famousskyline in the high class polished steel plates. There you can also find Lurie Garden which
provides a scenic breather amidst the chaotic city. In winter, the McCormick Tribune Plaza istransformed to an ice rink where people go ice skating.Another attraction is the Lincoln Park Zoo which is a free cultural institution of Chicago. It isavailable everyday and is well-known as one of the oldest zoos in the whole country. Even so, itfeatures high-tech and modern amenities. There is a newly opened Regenstein Center for AfricanApes which is a world quality amenity which is dedicated to serve as a natural and interestingabode for gorillas and chimps.
The museums of Chicago display the culture of the place. The city has a famous museumcampus where you can find the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium.The Field Museum exhibits displays on natural history, zoology, archaeology, anthropology andgeology. Here you can find the biggest and most well-preserve T-rex named Sue.
The Shedd Aquarium is an old public aquarium which serves as a haven to various wildlife allover the globe.
Adler Planetarium is the primary planetarium created in the West hemisphere. Tourist canappreciate the various astronomy related exhibits and shows as well as historical collections, plusthe StarRider theatre with a 360º movie screen and most importantly the highlight which is thestars view projected on the historic arena of the planetarium.When you’re in Chicago, you can’t miss shopping on the famous Magnificent Mile. The stretchof Michigan Avenue is lined with signature and branded stores such as Chanel, Gucci, Tiffany,Louis Vuitton and Giorgio Armani. There are also budget friendly stores around the WaterTower Place which is comprised of a Marshall Field’s store. After the shopping galore, have astriking meal at the Walnut Room Restaurant.
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